When we last spoke to John Morgan Kimock, the drummer was gearing up to debut his exciting new project JMMY. Though Kimock is part of a number of bands, including that of Mike Gordon and K I M O C K, a project with his father Steve Kimock, JMMY is something totally unique. “JMMY is like an incubator for me to re-establish some of my core musicality that I feel like I didn’t get to work on as much as I would have liked to in the past.”After sharing the debut JMMY track “Low Lands” earlier this year, the collaboration between Kimock and Alex Luquet is pushing forward with a brand new music video. Titled “Telephone,” the new song and video takes a look at our generation’s obsession with phones. “The video came about with my bud Jason Gallagher just hearing the track, and putting it together with a library of telephone related footage that he had been collecting. He has a good eye for these types of audio/visual connections,” said Kimock.“I sort of see hints of the whole telephone addiction in there, which is starting to bubble up as an actual thing in today’s society.”We’re excited to premiere the new video! Produced by Todd Shied and directed by Jason Gallagher, watch “Telephone” streaming below.Kimock is keeping busy throughout the remainder of 2016, playing shows with all of his projects at different times. JMMY kicks off a run of shows throughout the Northeast this week, and the band will be joined by Justin Mazer (American Babies) for every show of the run! The drummer will also be touring with Mike Gordon and K I M O C K throughout October and November. Check out the full tour schedule below!JMMY DatesOctober 5 – Bishops Lounge Northampton MA w. Beau SasserOctober 6 – Burlington VT – TBAOctober 7 – The Funhouse Bethlehem PA w. DJ DiscreetOctober 8 – River St. Jazz Cafe w. Wayne KrantzMike Gordon Dates11/18 – Delmar Hall, St. Louis, MO11/19 – Majestic Theatre, Madison, WI11/20 – Park West, Chicago, IL11/22 – Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA11/23 – Town Ballroom, Buffalo, NY11/25 – Higher Ground, Burlington, VT11/26 – The Egg, Albany, NY11/28 – Union Transfer, Philadelphia, PA11/29 – Lincoln Theatre, Washington, DC12/01 – Orange Peel, Asheville, NC12/02 – Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN12/03 – Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA12/09 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA12/10 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA12/11 – The Sinclair, Cambridge, MAKIMOCK DatesOctober 26 – The HopMonk Sebastopol CAOctober 27 – Arcata Theatre Arcata CAOctober 28 – Rogue Theatre Grants Pass OROctober 29 – Aladdin Theatre Portland ORJan 12 – Club Quattro – Osaka JPJan 14 – Unit Tokyo JPJan 15 – Yokohama Bay Hall Yokohama JP
Radio NZ News 7 September 2020Family First Comment: Thank you Vicki for your bravery and your conviction!“Vicki’s greatest fear is that people will feel pressured to end their lives earlier than they need to. “The coercion thing is one of biggest concerns for me about this bill, people say it wouldn’t happen – well we already have an elderly abuse problem in this country. So I already know what I feel like, like my family don’t make me feel like a burden, but I also feel like a burden sometimes and I’m not getting that pressure.”Protect.org.nzA woman dying of cancer is urging New Zealanders to ‘pull the plug’ on the proposed euthanasia law, saying people could be coerced into an early death.The public will be asked to vote yes or no to the End of Life Choice Act, in a referendum on election day.The Act would allow terminally ill people who are given six months or less to live and who are experiencing unbearable suffering, the option of medically assisted dying.Vicki Walsh, who is now 53, was diagnosed with Glioblastoma Multiforme in June 2011.The aggressive brain cancer is nicknamed ‘The Terminator’ and those who have it typically die within 14 months of diagnosis.But nine years later, Vicki is still around, living near Palmerston North with her husband and two adult children.She has been taking the drug Avastin – which has cost her $24,000 – and the mass in her brain has halved.“I was always told there was nothing more that could be done,” she said. “So in eight years, nine years, things have changed, so I got another surgery, I got radiation and now we’re having this drug that we’re paying for.”But there was a moment after her diagnosis where she felt helpless and depressed.She said she watched people, who were battling the same illness overseas, choose euthanasia and felt she should take her own life.“I actually felt kind of gutless, I was looking at my husband and we were trying to keep life normal and I had a bit of a stroke and it ended up really, really big and I just felt that this is it for me,” she said.“It had been several weeks, it wasn’t just an overnight thing, and I just thought, if this is how it’s going to be, I don’t want to live like this anymore.”But Vicki changed her mind in the last moment.Had she gone through with it, she said she would have missed out on watching her grandchildren grow up.“If you’d asked me if I want to live like I am now, I would have viewed my life 15 years ago as not having much of a quality of life now” she said. “I love my life, you know, I love my life.”Vicki said she didn’t want to see people suffer, but felt the End of Life Choice Act was not watertight.READ MORE: https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018762966/i-feel-like-a-burden-sometimes-dying-woman-urges-public-to-say-no-to-euthanasia
SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Related Articles SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Sports Betting Community (SBC) has shown its commitment to the growing US betting industry by securing membership to the American Gaming Association (AGA).SBC organizes some of the biggest sports betting trade events in Europe and the United States via its event brand SBC Events.com. SBC also manages a network of betting and gaming industry news portals including SBCAmericas.com, an online news and analysis resource dedicated to the developing sports betting industries in North and South Americas.Stacy Papadopoulos of the AGA commented: “We are pleased to welcome SBC to the AGA as an ally member. With the possibility of legal, regulated sports betting across the country, this is an exciting time for the U.S. gaming industry. As the sports betting sector grows, being able to discuss and share best practices with an industry leader like SBC benefits the organization and our broader membership.”SBC’s CEO & Founder Rasmus Sojmark added: “Our involvement in the US pre-dates the repeal of PASPA, but there is no doubt that the SCOTUS decision has lit the boosters for sports betting in the US.“There’s no doubt that the AGA’s support for sports betting at a key point of the political debate helped open the door for the sector so we have no hesitation in supporting them through our membership.”SBC joins the AGA at a time when the gaming industry is growing both in size and popularity. The May 2018 Supreme Court ruling overturning the federal ban on sports betting was a landmark policy achievement for the industry. Revenue grew in twenty states with commercial casinos in 2017 and the commercial gaming industry as a whole brought in $40.3 billion in gaming revenue, while tribal casinos tallied $32.4 billion in total gaming revenue. Share FES and Incentive Games launch esports prediction game June 2, 2020
Mount Nemrut is sometimes referred to as the “Throne of the Gods” due to it’s collection of massive statues of an ancient king. If there is something that Turkey does not lack, it’s history. The country is astonishingly rich in sites from ancient times, including such places as Ephesus City in Selcuk and the many ancient ruins of Antalya, the Lycian way, Miletus, Priene, and Apollo Temple. The territory of the Anatolian peninsula, or Asia Minor, where modern-day Turkey is situated, has been a precious link between Asia and Europe for as long as civilizations have existed, so it comes as no surprise that this region is one of the oldest in the world to be continuously inhabited.A mountain adorned with the fragments of vast statues built over 2000 years ago. Author:Klaus-Peter Simon CC BY-SA3.0Built by King Antiochus I in 62 BC it is thought to be a sanctuary and a royal tomb Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY-SA2.0Of the many historical sites in Turkey, a unique one is located deep in the Anatolian heartland. It’s definitely worth every single mile, as it is considered the 8th Wonder of the Ancient World.Heads of statues at the top of the mountain. Author:Urszula Ka CC BY-SA3.0Known as Mount Nemrut (or Nemrut Dagi in Turkish), the 7,000-foot-tall mountain houses a historical site unlike any other in the country. Notable for its ancient tomb and temple complex, which includes numerous massive statues of Greek and Persian gods, the stunning site was constructed by King Antiochus I in 62 BC and is today considered to be the most significant monument of the Kingdom of Commagene.Persian Eagle God. Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY 2.0Lion head. The Lion was the sacred animal of the Commagene Kingdom. Photo Credit Author: Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0Heads of Antiochus I Theos of Commagene and Zeus Oromasdes. Author:r Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0Left – Zeus Oromasdes. Photo Credit Right – Heracles Artagnes Ares. Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0Karl Sester.After the sudden death of Alexander the Great and the fall of his empire that stretched from Greece and Macedonia to India, many new kingdoms were created, and one of these was the Commagene kingdom, a small, independent kingdom in southern Anatolia.The pattern of damage to the heads suggests that they were deliberately damaged because of belief in iconoclasm. . Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0King Antiochus I, who reigned over the Commagene Kingdom from 70 BC to 36BC, is probably best known for creating a royal cult for the worship of himself and for the fact that he is often depicted in the company of Greek and Eastern deities with whom he claimed to have been closely connected.The statues appear to have Greek-style facial features, but Persian clothing and hairstyling. . Author:onur kocatas CC BY2.0This rather eccentric ancient king traced his descent to Alexander the Great on his mother’s side and to Darius the Great on his father’s side and clearly wanted to leave a lasting legacy like his famed ancestors did, so he ordered the construction of the now famous complex at Mount Nemrut.Goddess of Kommagene Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0The king chose this particular location because he wanted the complex to be closer to the gods, hoping that he would also be forever remembered as the king who built such a magnificent religious sanctuary.The statues have not been restored to their original positions. Author:onur kocatas CC BY2.0Made up of 50,000 cubic meters of gravel, Mount Nemrut measures at an impressive 164 feet in height, and covers an area of no less than 492 feet in diameter. From what we can see, it is easy to conclude that it took quite a long time and an impressive number of laborers before the complex was finished.Sometimes referred to as the Throne of the Gods, the site consisted of three terraces on the east, north, and west sides, all of them surrounded by colossal statues of Greek and Persian gods, including ones of Apollo and Zeus.Head of Zeus-Oromasdes statue. Author:China_Crisis CC BY SA2.5Over the centuries, the statues have all lost their heads, which fell off to the lower level due to frequent earthquakes in the region, or because of iconoclasm. Experts claim that they once stood 30 feet high and that their creation was clearly influenced by both Greek and Persian art, as the independent kingdom of Commagene was located between the two great civilizations.Souvenirs. Author:Klearchos Kapoutsis CC BY2.0Nonetheless, these impressive statues were lost over time, only to be rediscovered in 1881 by Karl Sester, a German road engineer. Soon, a team of German archaeologists arrived on the site, but it took some 70 years before archaeological activity actually began.Read another story from us: Taliban blowing up 4th-century statues of Buddha leads to caves filled with 5th-century artworkSince 1987, Mount Nemrut has been on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and in 1988, it was established as a National Park.